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of maneuvering by the united states written in gulf nations. syria was a united nation before they planned the split. >> reporter: a massive rally was held to express solidarity with the assad government. eddin was one of the organizers. he repeated his support for a strong government. >> translator: so many people are gathered here today. all of you are rallying behind assad. >> reporter: but a rift is emerging among the residents of golan heights. a silent protest was held against president assad. the participants are holding up blank signs. the message is stop the bloodshed. as the civil war intensifies, more people are saying publicly that they can no longer support assad. they drew the arabic word freedom by arranging candles. yamasha used to support assad. now he thinks the government is disgracing his homeland with blood. >> translator: we must topple the assad regime. as crimes by the regime have come to light, the anti-assad movement is becoming unstoppable in the golan heights as well. >> reporter: but expressing opposition can create friction. assad supporters began harassing am
amongst cows born in the past ten years in the united states and tests show there is little possibility of pathogens forming in cows aged 30 months or younger. it has fallen to tenth place in the world's competitive economies. that's down one notch. the new ranking does reflect concerns over the country's massive debt as well as the sluggish economy. the world economic forum announced its annual ranking. the swiss based organization hosted the yearly davos conference where the world's political and economic leaders gather. the organization ranks the world's economies based on a survey of various factors, including business activity, education, medical services and also the labor market. it surveyed 144 countries and regions this year. now the forum did have praise for japan for its innovative technology, but japan lost points for the size of its national debt. it is about twice the size of the country's gross domestic product. switzerland held onto the top, singapore was second, finland climbed one notch to third place. the united states down two notches to seventh place. that's because
to close the strait of hormuz. units left a united states support ship to look for mines planted under water. an unmanned recon innocence plane searched for strange vessels. iran is deepening its rift with the united states and european over the nuclear development. they are threatening to close the strait of hormuz if the country becomes a target of military attacks. the commander of the u.s. navy's fleet said the drill demonstrated the high capability to remove mines in collaboration with many other countries. >>> a pakistani government minister has promised to pay for the assassination of an american movie producer for insulting islam. the movie's promotional video on the internet triggered outrage around the world. pakistani railways minister told reporters on saturday he would offer $100,000 to anyone who murders the person responsible for making the movie. he said the video made in the united states denigrates the prophet mohammed. and he hopes the pakistani taliban will join the mission. the minister was only expressing his personal opinion. protest against the u.s. movie contin
technologies. that's nuclear power technologies. the united states, european nations and israel are weary that iran will speed up its enrichment activities to develop nuclear weapons. >>> voters in angola have griffin them another party in office. certain to win a majority in parliamentary elections. provisional results show that the popular movement for the liberation of angola have secured 75% of friday's vote. he has governed the country since 1979. the lead e forer of the party becomes president. the election win will extend the incumbent's rule by five years. angola is one of africa's leading oil producers. the country has seen an economic boom since a war ended ten years ago. >>> russia has revealed a tax on imported vehicles. joined the world trade organization and reduced import duties. the new tax is charged as a vehicle kal disposal fee. it's about $600 for a passenger vehicle and about $4,500 for a truck. a higher levy is applied to used vehicles. russia cut the import duty on new cars from 30% to 25% when it joined the wto last month. a senior manager at the moscow office of a
of the united states, dry and clear. take a look at these temperatures, though. chicago has i mentioned dropping down to 16 degrees. could be the coolest temperature you'll see this year so far. and winnipeg at 14 degrees. i can't say much for you in houston at 31 degrees. still very hot here. but we're seeing a little bit of autumn, a taste of autumn here in europe. let's take a look at a video coming out from poland first. this is from the weekend. autumn is throughout the northern hemisphere. now some people are taking a little time off to enjoy the fruits of the harvest in the polish town. low cams dress up and take part in an annual parade. in the farmer's market, people bought up seeds for next year's crop. some browsed books on growing techniques. but before then, there's a long wenter to face. across central europe, the temperatures are beginning to drop, so let's take a look at what's happening here. we actually have a cold front that is going to be just moving through poland, actually. this is why the temperatures are going to be dropping. and along the cold front we may see some very
strikes on neighboring countries it suspects of planning to build nuclear weapons. the united states and other nations are staging what some has called the largest ever joint military drill in the persian gulf. but ahmadinejad said there's still room for diplomatic negotiations. >> translator: our negotiating stance has been if western countries provide us with 20% enriched uranium, we have no intention of producing it. we have presented many proposals to western kocountriecountries. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: iran's president says he's open to talks on the nuclear issue. western leaders say he's just trying to buy time. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. on wednesday. it will be his last general chance to impair the recovery. nhk world, new york. >> he mentioned the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations in all are taking part. we went aboard a u.s. ship and mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this y
against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. hundreds of people took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in islamabad and karachi. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan when u.s. air strikes regularly caused civilian casualties. in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert in case of more demonstrations. >>> eurozone finance ministers have failed to decide on conditions providing for national supporter spain and other countries struggling under heavy debt in the single currency block. the ministers of the 17 member nations gathered in the capital to discuss terms for buying the governmen
phone. the united states, europe, asia, and australia. about 600 people wanted to be among the first in new york on friday. they were waiting before workers had opened the doors. one man said he'd been going for eight days. >> the speed, the camera, the size, it's thinner and lighter. and i want to put my software on it. >> the iphone 5 is taller than the previous model, uses the high speed lte wireless network. apple executives say the previous iphone was a worldwide hit. customers have placed even more orders for their new model. >>> here's the three-day world weather forecast. >> that's all for this hour on "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.
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